Thursday, 16 December 2010

Making mouse sounds ...

I received another e-mail yesterday from an Agent (or at least the representative of an Agency) regarding the Horseshoe story. It started off as the standard form rejection mails: 'Thanks for your opening chapters, which we read with great interest ...' but there wasn't a 'but' after it.

Instead she asked if I was still looking for representation, and would I send her the full manuscript?

After a minute of re-reading the mail to make sure that I'd read it properly I started to dust off and polish the rest of the story. It took about six hours altogether to go through and touch-up the rest of the chapters: taking a comma out here, putting one in there, changing some of the words around, taking some out, putting some in.

I called her a short while ago to make sure that she was OK with me sending it as an attachment, and she genuinely seemed eager to read the rest of the story. Eeeek. Now I know that this really doesn't mean anything and it may not pass the next hurdle, but it's at least a step with forward motion. Now the waiting game continues ...

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Latest news

With the lack of posts, you'd think I was busy...

I guess I am, but not in the way I'd like. The rejection slips are coming in nicely and one wall is almost fully papered in the. Still, the stories and articles continue.

My old Birmingham Youth Theatre mate, Andrew Tiernan, has posted a new show reel of his work on YouTube. He may be an old friend, and as such I might be biased, but I really do think he's an underrated actor. With a mug like his ( I can say that as a friend) he may never play the romantic lead, but if it's a character actor you want then he's your man. From Shakespeare's Edward II to Life on Mars, from The Pianist to 300, he's shown himself to be both versatile and talented. I wouldn't be surprised that one day soon he suddenly becomes an 'over night success'.

Next year (hopefully, if post-production actually gets sorted) he's in the leading role of Martin Stone in the feature film War of the Dead. The trailer I saw for it a while back looked amazing and it'll hopefully be the commercial success it deserves. Keep your eye out for it.